England has been named as the Women’s World Cup favourites and they continue to gain more momentum with their winning streak, which currently stands at 28. The most recent match against South Africa put them through to the quarterfinals, after a 75-0 thrashing.
Overall, England scored 13 tries, including hat-tricks for Rosie Galligan and Connie Powell. The only imperfection on England’s record was a yellow card for Sarah Bern, received just before full time. Marlie Packer, who was chosen to serve as England’s first female captain, was pleased with the Roses’ performance. Packer said that she predicted that it would take all 23 of them to win, and that’s exactly what happened – she was also quick to praise the team for their hard work.
Beyond their remarkable performance on the field, the Red Roses had more to be happy about as they entered the World Cup this year. The Rugby Football Union and its female players reached the most lucrative financial agreement for a Women’s World Cup. This bodes extremely well for the future of women’s sport and shows that the sport industry is making the correct steps to adjust the current inequality within the industry.
Neighbours Wales will advance to the quarterfinals as one of the two top third-place teams in the pools thanks to England’s victory. Wales will play the hosts, New Zealand, while England will play Australia in the quarterfinals. In the most likely scenario, England will face New Zealand in the World Cup final, although unlike 2017, England would have a better chance of winning. In fact, we’re backing them to bring it home and we’re right behind them!
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